Wednesday was a spectacular day on the water. The temps were in the 80s, the water was warm, there was a nice cool breeze — and there was a daytime moon to marvel at.

Linda Davoli of Brigantine fished her favorite spots in Absecon Inlet and had a great afternoon of consistent action.

Surprisingly, there were not a lot of boats fishing Absecon Inlet on a great weather day in July. Those that were there seemed to be catching a couple or a few flounder.

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Davoli catches spot for bait and rigs them up live on slide rigs. There were a lot of bites on the spot, and at the end of the afternoon she racked up two keeper flounder and a small bluefish. The action was steady but the flounder seemed to let go of the spot before they were hooked.

The two keepers were around three pounds. Not a bad afternoon, at all.

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Mike Shepherd is the retired sports editor of The Press. His Shep on Fishing column and Shep's Hot Spot appear Tuesdays and Saturdays in the sports section and daily online. Call 609-350-0388 or email

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